Started by DesertFox, November 01, 2013, 08:13:24 AM
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Quote from: NefariousBanana on November 01, 2013, 09:28:23 AMConsidering how many of Art's listeners are truckers, this might be a pretty bad decision all around.
Quote from: aldousburbank on November 01, 2013, 10:24:27 AMIt's fun. Know why? He's effing with people. I like it.
Quote from: Foodlion on November 01, 2013, 10:38:16 AMWhen did he (Art) mention this?
Quote from: DesertFox on November 01, 2013, 10:40:41 AMAt the very end of the Spooky Matter show.
Quote from: aldousburbank on November 01, 2013, 10:32:57 AMI think Art is playing chess/poker and we do not see the whole board/hand.
Quote from: dortmunder on November 01, 2013, 01:01:14 PMI wonder how many people are actually able to listen live every night. We're a pretty select group of listeners here on this forum and I hope we don't represent his entire listenership. Art's proposing that the show be streamed live through his website, which would also make it available worldwide. But those who can't listen live will still need to go through Sirius to hear the On Demand shows. I think Art realized pretty early on that even though Sirius provides a better quality listening experience than terrestrial radio, it would still keep his audience pretty limited. Think of all the countries that would have access to the show through his website. The audience would increase exponentially. And even though this may not seem lucrative for Sirius in the short term, it might do wonders for their revenue in the long term as those who will discover/rediscover Art across the globe may inevitably get hooked and choose to turn to Sirius for broader access to DM. I hope the execs over there can see that far ahead. Remember, Art was able to grow his exposure in the past by twisting the arm of executives. He's usually won. I think he might win this one too.
Quote from: MV on November 01, 2013, 01:47:48 PMagreed on all points. and yeah, i used to work in radio. i forgot to answer that question from you in another thread.
Quote from: DontFearTheReaper on November 01, 2013, 01:26:12 PMAnother thought - if this gets ugly and Art quits SiriusXM, he will need to get a whole new broadcasting setup and equipment to do an internet-only show. SiriusXM spent their own time/money to build out Art's studio, can't imagine they would let him keep it for a competing show.
Quote from: coaster on November 01, 2013, 01:55:18 PMSeems like Sirius would lose a ton of money if they did what Art wanted.
Quote from: steelbot on November 01, 2013, 02:09:42 PMMy only point of contention in your statement is that Art has had his OWN studio for years, they merely gave him the operational equipment necessary to connect into their up/downstream for the relay to the sirius satelites. He has his own facility with equipment necessary to stream a show. He would need the bandwith/rebroadcast to the net space for something that could be even larger than he is forcasting.
Quote from: MV on November 01, 2013, 01:57:16 PMi'm a good example of someone who would not dump sirius if art streamed online. first, i usually am unable to sit and listen to the whole show live. i need the archive. second, there's plenty of other content on sirius i want to hear, like fox news, for example. having that on sirius prevents me having to subscribe to cable tv service (not that i would, anyway).